I am installing a new face guage plate for my 2001 alti, and dont know how to take off my needles. I dont want to just yank them off, and the kit installation guide doesn't help at all. Can anyone please help?
Hmm.. I am not exactly sure, but I don't think they're removable. I think you will have to remove(maybe) the existing faces and/or replace them with what you want to use. Again, I am not sure about this, but that's what I think everyone has to do. Some people have tried removing it, and eventually broke the needles which rendered the gauges useless and forced them to buy a new cluster.
What exactly are you trying to install anyway? Maybe someone can give you direct info.
whatever you do, wait until you get the right answer. DO NOT PULL THE NEEDLES OFF. You will be screwed if you do, and have to get a new set. On a first gen, you have to turn counterclockwise and pull at the same time for the needles to come off. Not sure about 2nd gens, but I would imagine it would be nearly the same
I got silver faceplates from www.importintelligence.com . There not big enough to slip over the needles, so I'm stuck on what to do. I guess i should wait until I talk to someone who knows for sure. It just sucks because my car is out of commision until I do.
I finally talked to the guy who sold me the faceplates, and on a 2000-01 alti, all you have to do is simply pull them out. I can't beleive I waisted a whole day over something so simple. So now, everyone with a late 2nd gen knows how to take out their needle heads. Later
2nd Gen---Jap cars for that matter don't require you to remove the needles at all. I removed my gauge cluster---took off the plastic/glass cover. Then it was as simple as being careful and just slipping the white faced indiglo gauges right over the needles.